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Some commentators complain that a “litigation explosion” in the past decade has led to unreasonably high costs for U.S. businesses by encouraging more product liability suits against manufacturers. However, these complaints are based mainly on myth. Statistics show that the number of successful product liability suits has remained almost the same, and the average sum awarded in damages has grown no faster than the inflation rate.
Which of the following, if true, would most weaken the argument above?
(A) The number of unsuccessful suits has skyrocketed, imposing huge new legal expenses on businesses.
(B) Several of the largest awards ever made in product liability cases occurred within the last two years.
(C) The rise of the consumer movement has encouraged citizens to seek legal redress for product flaws.
(D) Lawyers often undertake product liability cases on a contingency basis, so their payment is based on the size of the damages awarded.
(E) Juries often award damages in product liability suits out of emotional sympathy for an injured consumer.
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07 Jan 2008, 17:25
ill go for A
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07 Jan 2008, 19:43
yup, it should be A.

key is to note that argument only discusses the SUCCESSFUL cases. If the number of unsuccessful cases in increasing like mad, the businesses still have to spend money to defend themselves in these cases.
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08 Jan 2008, 06:21
one more vote for A

Weakening the argument is the same as strengthening the first complaint
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08 Jan 2008, 07:12
A for me
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07 Sep 2010, 04:13
A for me
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07 Sep 2010, 04:27
It's A.
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07 Sep 2010, 06:58
A for me too. We have a lovely timer and I love it when it shines GREEN.... can we have the OAs be inserted please.

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08 Sep 2010, 12:42
A it is!
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08 Sep 2010, 13:09
JCLEONES wrote:
Some commentators complain that a “litigation explosion” in the past decade has led to unreasonably high costs for U.S. businesses by encouraging more product liability suits against manufacturers. However, these complaints are based mainly on myth. Statistics show that the number of successful product liability suits has remained almost the same, and the average sum awarded in damages has grown no faster than the inflation rate.
Which of the following, if true, would most weaken the argument above?
(A) The number of unsuccessful suits has skyrocketed, imposing huge new legal expenses on businesses. This shows that there is a lot of cost involved for companies due to these lawsuits
(B) Several of the largest awards ever made in product liability cases occurred within the last two years. Close second but then this does not weaken the argument since -- average sum awarded in damages has grown no faster than the inflation rate
(C) The rise of the consumer movement has encouraged citizens to seek legal redress for product flaws. Irrelevant to expenses.
(D) Lawyers often undertake product liability cases on a contingency basis, so their payment is based on the size of the damages awarded. Irrelevant - I can hire a lawyer and he will take care of all my cases for a salary since often is the key word here
(E) Juries often award damages in product liability suits out of emotional sympathy for an injured consumer.Does not matter
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08 Sep 2010, 13:09
Where is this question from??
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